What retro consoles do you still own?

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AmpSpear
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What retro consoles do you still own?

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I was digging through my things today to tidy up and found my very old Gameboy (the original, I think). I barely even remember playing it but I must've been playing Tetris mainly.

In my house, it quickly got replaced by a Gameboy Colour and then Gameboy Advanced, which is pretty well worn by now! Used to play a lot of side-scrolling games like Sonic, but my favourite from that era was probably Sims: Urbz. Btw, if you had that game on any other console, it was very different to the GB version!

The only other thing that survived is my DSi along with a good stack of games in the case. I had a bunch of other consoles actually: DS Lite, Wii, Playstation 1&2 - they all died eventually except the Playstations. Those were sold a while ago.

I used to regret selling them but to be honest, I emulate a lot of the non-handheld console games on my PC instead, and it's generally a good experience. Do you guys prefer the original consoles or emulation for this?
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Define retro lol? The oldest console or system I have is the original Game Boy, and it still works thankfully.

Is the Game Boy SP retro now?

Other older consoles are the Game Cube, and I own Super Smash Bros, and I still love playing it to this day.

When I play the Game Boy SP it is mainly to go back and play Pokemon Ruby. Usually, I go shiny hunting on it or build a Pokemon from a low level to 100 and try to give it great moves for type coverage.

I still have the Wii and play Mario Super Sluggers when I am feeling nostalgic. I recently saw someone on YouTube playing it, so I get on it and do certain challenge, or challenges he did on his channel and try to replicate them.
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Not sure how I'd define retro honestly - I just immediately thought of the oldest consoles I've owned when I saw the category here :lol:

OG Gameboys are pretty tough. Mine survived a lot better than my GB Color which I remember the most.

I never owned anything like a Game Cube or Dreamcast, but I've found a few in garage sales before. I wish I'd bought them but if I see them again I definitely will. I mean, I do like emulating games, but the original experience is a lot easier to set up. I'm not super into modding or tweaking tech like that.

Funny that you mention Pokemon Ruby... I used to play a lot of Pokemon Sapphire (I liked marine animals when I was young), and I'd just make a team of pokemon I thought were cool lol. I did get a shiny Kyogre once but didn't like it because I preferred the original blue!

I really wish my Wii was still kicking, because that's just hard to emulate. I had over 200 hours in Okami - the drawing system was really cool. It's alright on PC but doesn't feel as good.
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Owned

3DS
DS
GameCube
Game Gear
GBA
GBA SP
PS1
PS2
PS3
PS4
PS5
PSP
PlayStation Vita
NES
N-Gage QD
Sega Genesis
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast
SNES
Nintendo 64
Wii
Wii U
Xbox
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Zodiac

I may be missing some, but I think these are most of them.

Still Own

3DS
GameCube
Game Gear
PS3
PS4
PS5
PSP
PlayStation Vita
NES
Sega Genesis
Sega Saturn
Sega Dreamcast
Nintendo 64
Wii
Xbox
Xbox One
Xbox Series X
Zodiac
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Although I am a lover of retro games, I have not owned many consoles. Even so, I have managed to get my hands on different consoles during my life that are worth mentioning:

N64
Genesis/Mega Drive
GBA
NDS lite
DSi
PSX
PS2
Xbox 360
PSP

Despite having had all of these, many of them died along the way lol and others I still have at home, like the GBA, DSi, and the N64. But, the one I would never get rid of would be my PSP 3000. A console that to this day surprises me with its performance and accompanies me wherever I go.